The is a video game crossover story. Everyone in the game will be playing video game characters, but if you have an idea that is not from a video game, PM me and I will let you know if it's okay. It would be preferable to choose a villain type character, or possibly an anti-hero who is fed up, or on a warpath. If you want to play a hero, you would have to present a very good reason as to why he/she has gone to the dark side. It will need to be compelling enough to convince the majority, as we will have characters acting on those suspicions. The bad guys have been losing in their world for too long, and they want vengeance, domination, or just death to their enemies. Imagine if the Nazis was pushed back to Germany and then invented the atomic bomb before they lost.
The players will be formed into death squads that are set out on various nefarious missions. It may be straight forward at times, like "take a star destroyer and wipe out the enemy fleet". But sometimes it will require more thought and planning, like "make the people overthrow their own king". There is even potential to recruit the morally gray characters that have not sworn an allegiance to either side, "convince them to join by any means". You do not have to pick any well known villains, if anything, it would be preferable to have smaller named characters. This way you have more freedom to flesh them out the way you want them. Not that you didn't already have that freedom, but it can get annoying when others have their own expectations of how your character should act.
The characters of each world stopped aging when they left their Homeworld. They are frozen in the whatever state they were in when they left, until they once again return to their Homeworld. In addition, all of the characters are far more resilient. Taking a sword through the chest would not even be a fatal wound for them, and even getting ripped in half would only knock them out. Decapitation, and instantaneous destruction are the only consistent way to kill these villains and heroes. If you choose to play a video game character that is fundamentally immortal, or cannot be decapitated (like Meta-Knight
), or does not die from being decapitated (like HK-47
), we can discuss some other weakness through PM.
Know that when you choose a character, you are allowed 3 powers, at least 2 must be related to the original character, while the third can be Homewrold related, or Council Member related. So if you chose Scorpion
from Mortal Kombat, he could have Hellfire Manipulation
, Supernatural Martial Arts
, and Teleportation
. If Scorpion chose to be under Shao Kahn, he would obvious keep the abilities of the original character, since they are from the same Homeworld. However, if he chose to be under Alduin from Skyrim. He could replace one of his powers with Dragon Shouts
. Now if your character is someone who fundamentally has a lot of powers (like a Wizard with dozens of spells), you can make them all one single power (Spell Casting
)and all of them are just weaker than full powers.
Character Rank - Occasionally, characters will get promoted through story events. Sometimes they will all get a promotion, and other times only a few will get them. Their Rank determines how high up on the food chain they are within the Blind Conclave. Also how much respect they may earn with their master. Once the character reaches officer, the council member he is under might even speak to him directly. This means that some players who serve their masters well would have higher standing than players that don't give a fuck. However, you are part of a team where they must work together regardless of rank. This just helps determine who is more in charge than others. Naturally the players that start in the very beginning will have higher officer ranks than players who start 6 months from now, but thats what makes it interesting.
Rank lists may be named something else depending on what Council Member the character serves under. For example, Shao Kahn would have Legionnaires, Legatus, and Centurions. While Ganondorf would have Dark Knights, Dukes, and Barons. Reaching Rank 10 would mean you are the right hand of your Council Member, which can only be earned by replacing one of them.
Among most of the Homeworlds, good always triumphed over evil very consistently. The villains did their damage, then were utterly defeated. Most cases with the villain vowing vengeance to one day return to have their vengeance. Until the day of Convergence. When all the homewolds opened up and the veil was lifted. Countless worlds began meeting each other in open combat or negotiations. Though many of them found the other worlds fascinating. Trade opened up everywhere, and people discovered very quickly how to cross the veil with their own magics or sciences. Star Wars Homeworld used a modified version of the hyper space drive, While Skyrim Homeworld created spells to take them across the Veil.
Soon after the Veil was lifted, a mysterious man came to many of the homeworld's leaders and told them that there cycles would soon be broken. Where most worlds had a repetitive sequence of events that could normally be relied on, this mysterious prophet told that interference from the other worlds would throw these cycle off balance. Many of the people ignored his warnings, or did not know how they could protect themselves from what was about to unfold. Ganon was the first to test this theory, by slaying Mario while he was outside his homeworld, which opened the flood gates for villains of all kinds to begin their invasions of other homeworlds. The result was often a massacre on both sides, as the heroes went back to their own homes and families to defend them. Unfortunately for the good guys, the villains had the advantage now and devastated homeworlds over the years. The heroes quickly figured out the way to protect themselves, and formed a Grand Alliance. Sending diverse teams of powerful protagonists to destroy the enemy, then kill them for good. There were particular types of weapons that could eliminate even the ability to resurrect the fallen heroes and villains, and the Grand Alliance was not going to stop until every one of the so called villains were wiped out forever. As was their judgment for the many wars and genocides committed by them. However, fate is a fickle mistress, and had another twist to throw their way. The Dark Council was forged to combat the Grand Alliance half way through the war, the villains finally beginning to work together to fight their enemies.
The main strike force of the Grand Alliance was betrayed during a massive siege on the Dark Council's stronghold. When one of their trusted teammates sent them into a trap. The entire team, save the betrayer, lost their lives when the Dark Council ambushed them all at once. Killing the greatest heroes the Grand Alliance had at their disposal. The Dark Council then formed strike forces of their own and sent them to begin systematically turning the tide of war in their favor. They even formed an organization known as the Blind Conclave that trades secrets and supplies among the strike teams. Called the Blind Conclave because no knows more than a couple teams identify, as they are extremely compartmentalized.
First and Foremost
Obviously Elliquiy Rules
Do not bully or harass other players. 2.)
Do not publicly bad mouth the game or other Players. If you have a serious
problem PM the Head GM (Blue Nova
If you have an issue with another person for IC reasons, you may attempt to resolve it with them. If a resolution is not found, bring it to the attention of a GM. We can be arbiters, but we are not parents.4.)
Please do not GodMod. When fighting an NPC, only GMs can say “this happens” in a conflict. 5.)
Be mature. Do not complain about the every detail that doesn't follow your vision. 6.)
Be polite and respectful to each other in OOC and PMs.7.)
Do not argue with a GM when a ruling has been made, if you have stated your case and the issue is resolved, please be respectful and continue.8.) Have fun!
This game is to help escape the drama of our everyday lives. Remember that and have a good time.
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[b]MASTER[/b]: This is the Council Member you serve under (See Dark Council for details.)
[b]HOMEWORLD[/b]: This is the Game you are from. Give a brief description of the state of it
[b]APPEARANCE[/b]: Describe what your character looks like. If you are picking a character from a game, describe any changes to their appearance you want.
[b]SEXUALITY[/b]: Are you into Guys, Gals, or Both? You could also place your ON's/OFF's here.
[b]PERSONALITY[/b]: This is the way your characters act around others and how cooperative they are. As well as if they are tormented, cocky, arrogant, etc. Try to be realistic, I know it is tempting to just make a brooding, creepy guy who [i]doesn't play well with others[/i], however that would make him an outcast. So he would not be here to begin with, just because your evil doesn't mean you cant work with others.
[b]HISTORY[/b]: Describe your character's back story. Was he exiled from his homeworld, or is it currently at war, or contested somehow. Perhaps fate has designed that the darkness prevailed in your world. Whatever you would like, explain how it happened here. Then how you ended up serving the Dark Council.
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[b]POWERS[/b]: These are special abilities that the character can use in battle. Start with 2 from their Homeworld (Video Game Setting), and 1 from their Council Member.
[b]SKILLS[/b]: Traits that make your character unique even without powers. Pick at least 1 Mental Skill and 1 Physical skill. (Examples: Acrobatic, Artistic, Beautiful, Eidetic Memory, Martial Training, Weapon Master, Charismatic, Terrifying)
[b]FLAWS[/b]: These are weaknesses that your character has. Pick at least 1 Mental Flaw (Phobia, Psychopath, Anti-Social, Tormented, Guilt, Lecherous, Compulsive, Etc.) and at least 1 Physical Flaw (Weak, Clumsy, Jittery, Low Stamina, Ugly, Etc.) Keep in mind he must still be able to work with others to some degree.
[b]INVENTORY[/b]: These are significant items, such as Weapons, Armors, and Accessories. Also items acquired throughout the game might go here as well, as long as they are not a power in their own right. Keep in mind that like most video games, the Inventory is infinite, but the items carried still must fit on your person as if they weren't. This means that a weapon master could literally have 200 different swords, as long as they are sized for him, but he could not place a giant's sword in his inventory. To start with, most characters will not have a lot in here unless they are item based.
[b]Name[/b]: Your character's name.
[b]Rank[/b]: Your character's rank
[b]Location[/b]: Where they are relative to the rest of the people in the thread.
[b]Tagging[/b]: Who they are interacting with.
[b]Doing[/b]: What they are doing.
[b]Warning[/b]: This can be used for important information, or to just let anyone know if your post is Rated-PG13 or Rated-R.
FAQSandbox vs. Story Driven
The game is heavily Sandbox, as there will be multiple threads to do as you please in. However, there will be a consistent Thread that is Story based, like a continual GM Event. This is the thread people will be getting promoted in, as this is the Agent's Mission thread. If you want to make a side thread of your own, ask me really quick and tell me the premise. I will let you know if that effects the story at all, and then probably tell you to go nuts.Do they know they are video games?
No, as they are not video games in this story. There is no "real World" or game designers that make these places. What is a Homeworld?
This is essentially a plane of existence dedicated to a video game, or video game series. Think of "Homeworld" as saying Parallel Dimension.What is the Veil?
This is the barrier between Homeworlds, which kept them separated since the dawn of their existence. It was lifted mysteriously on what is known as the Day of Convergence.My Homeworld says this, but his Homeworld says that
So when two things conflict between Homeworld settings, a GM will make a ruling on it. This is a case by case judgement and may change later depending on the GM.Character Death
Yes, it is possible to die in this game. However, I am not out to get you, and it is also possible (but very rare) to get your character resurrected. Regardless of how that character normally would die, all characters die from decapitation, or essentially having their head completely destroyed. There will be exceptions to this rule, but it will be based on a power or ability that character has.Rated-R:
We will be playing Villains. Straight up bad guys and gals hell-bent on conquest and complete domination. There will be plenty of blood and gore as people will be dying in spectacular ways, most of the death and carnage will be by the player's hands. There will also be more risque
encounters, as a boss may want a character to prove their loyalty in other ways then a oath or murder. This might actually become quite graphic if a powerful villain demands a character to go down on him if front of everyone. However, the scene will continue in another thread. Unless all participates are okay with watching the ordeal. (Also I will ask the player if they consent to this before it happens to their character)Whats the difference between a Power and a Skill?
Sometimes they may look similar, however the primary difference is that a Power is generally more potent and unique than a skill. Skills can also be taught, while Powers must be awarded by Level Up. See Character Sheet for details.Someone else picked the Council Member I want
I would everyone to try to pick a different Council Member if possible, the only hard rule I will make is that no more than Two People can select a single Master. Though I will take it on a case by case basis.Former GPaW Players:
I currently own the GPaW (Game Protagonists at War
) game, but I chose not to run the show there anymore, I left that to the other GMs. This is not a reboot of GPaW, it is something similar in nature, but very different in it's delivery and soul. Unlike the old game, this is going to be a much darker scenario. As well, I want to give others a chance to play the game, so I will be prioritizing people who are not players of GPaW. I also just really want meet and play with new people. However, if there are open seats at the end of the recruitment then feel free to jump in to fill any gaps.Stats in the Game:
I dont think I am going to incorporate any hard defined stats in the game, because then rules start to get brought up. The closest thing to a system this game has is the fact that you "Level Up", but even at that it is vague. Unless the community wants to incorporate them this will not really be a system game. I might give Council Member's organizations stats though, which would benefit players in RP ways. Which would look like this.
Autonomy: How often the council member will involve themselves with his subordinates.
Cruelty: How harsh the council member treats his subordinates, this can bring a certain physical or mental toughness to their subordinates.
Intelligence: The Knowledge base of the council member, whether through spies or magic, they can grant their followers access to information many others cannot.
Power: The individual might of the council member, this stat grants their subordinates respect among their peers, and rivals.
Resources: How much income and supplies can be allotted for subordinates, whether its hired mercenaries, money, or weapons.
The game should start at the end of October or beginning of November. So in less than a month, unless there is some kind of a delay.Need Ideas?: Here is a list of popular games with potential villains and anti-heroes to play. Remember, you do not have to pick a main villain.Action
: Batman, Bayonetta, Bioshock, Castlevania, Devil May Cry, Doom, Halo, Resident Evil, Mario, Metal Gear Solid, Metroid, Star FoxAdventure
: Dark Souls, Diablo, Digimon, Mass Effect, Monster Hunter, Pokemon, ZeldaBattle Arena
: League of Legends, Team Fortress, Overwatch, SmiteFighting
: Blaze Blue, Bloody Roar, Guilty Gear, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Tekken Role-Playing
: Chrono Trigger, Deus Ex, Disgaea, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Final Fantasy, Strategy
:Warcraft, Starcraft, Star Wars, X-Com